Created by Janie Gibson and Tantrum’s Trajectory Ensemble Presented by Tantrum Youth Arts in collaboration with PACT
What happens if the place you call home vanishes beneath your feet? The world you once knew, now gone. “Home” is unfamiliar, strange.
In an intimate performance Tantrum’s Trajectory Ensemble weaves a sea of stories from original poetry, found texts, songs, myths and music in a personal exploration of what it means to feel at home - in the world, in your country, in your suburb, in yourself.
Director: Janie Gibson
Created and performed by: Sara Barlow, Thomas Lonsdale, Roger Ly, Alexandra Mangano, Meghan Mills, Meg O’Hara, Taylor Reece, Stephanie Rochet, Rosie Scanlan, Clare Todorovitch, and Phoebe Turnbull.
Dramaturg: Lucy Shepherd
Sound Designer: Huw Jones
Lighting Designer/Technical Manager: Steven Stuart
Stage Manager: Amy Morris
Producer: Tamara Gazzard
Graphic Design and Photography: Eryn Leggatt
Tantrum’s Trajectory Ensemble is an annual program of professional development for emerging artists interested in process-driven performance making. Each year the ensemble works with a guest professional artist to create and present a daring, brand new contemporary performance work. This year, Tantrum has invited theatremaker Janie Gibson to lead the ensemble in the development of HOME. Originally from Newcastle, and an alumni of PACT's contemporary performance training program, Janie's experiences, skills and approaches are a perfect match to inspire the next generation of Newcastle-based contemporary theatre makers. Janie has worked and trained extensively for the past 10 years internationally and in Australia, and has developed and performed work with Song of the Goat (Poland), Shakespeare & Company (USA) and Next Wave (Australia) among many others. Her work is based in European Ensemble Theatre and devised performance and she brings this experience of rigorous process-driven theatre making practice to the development of HOME.
Tantrum Youth Arts is supported by the NSW Government through ArtsNSW.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Ian Potter Foundation.
*Running time: 70 minutes with no interval. Please note this production contains some coarse language.
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